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The SpectraLayers Pro 2- Audio Spectrum Editor from Sony is a software application for audio editing professionals. It features a significantly faster processing engine, seamless interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11 and a host of advanced tools, methodologies and user interface improvements for added convenience, creative options and enhanced workflow. Extracting, layering and processing audio in the spectral realm is now even quicker and easier in SpectraLayers Pro 2. SpectraLayers Pro 2 is available for both Mac and PC.
Faster Processing Engine
The SpectraLayers Pro 2 features a significantly faster processing engine, seamless interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11 and a host of advanced tools, methodologies and user interface improvements for added convenience, creative options and enhanced workflow
You can select and extract anything under your cursor. Program this tool to make tiny, sharp-edged selections with pinpoint accuracy or just use it like an aerosol spray can to execute giant spectral cuts that span octaves
You can trace, follow, select and extract continuous frequency bands in the spectrum. Program this tool to reach forward in time and intelligently seek out continuous streams of the target frequency
You can train this tool on the fundamental frequency of any pitched sound and watch it automatically select that frequency as well as a user-defined number of its associated higher harmonics
This tool focuses on solid spectral shapes located directly under your cursor. 5 user-configurable controls set all the thresholds and tolerances you need to make ideal selections in any spectral graph
This tool delivers noiseprint-based noise reduction that features artistic noiseprints containing multiple frequency bands of any width
Spectral Casting / Spectral Molding
The Spectral Casting / Spectral Molding is a revolutionary, SpectraLayers Pro 2 exclusive feature. You can use the frequency spectrum of one layer as a mold or cast for carving an impression of its frequency signature directly into the spectrum of a second layer. The resulting third layer (the impression layer) can then be shaped using any process or even phase-inverted with the second layer, creating a wide-open space for the first layer, free from any problematic sonic interference or masking caused by the second layer. The creative possibilities are limitless. Spectral Casting / Spectral Molding can be a far more elegant approach than simple ducking and the enormous sound design capabilities of this feature are poised to take creative music and sound design to an unprecedented level
Layer-to-Layer Copy / Paste
It can quickly identify and extract target frequency ranges. Then you can use the full menu of SpectraLayers Pro 2 tools and resources for processing new layers in isolation
Interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11
You can transfer audio data between SpectraLayers Pro 2 and Sound Forge Pro 11 and experience the thrill of working freely across the premiere waveform and spectral editing applications. Open a large file in Sound Forge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing. Then bring the result back to the source file in Sound Forge Pro 11-automatically and with sample-accurate precision. You can send multiple files from Sound Forge Pro 11 to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for deep layering, re-mixing and sound design work and then return your finished products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing and finalization
It displays frequencies on the vertical axis, allowing you to make bandwidth-limited selections for audition and extraction to new layers via copy and paste
3D Displace Tool
You can explore audio data on a multi-dimensional spectral display that reveals time and frequency events in astonishing detail
The clone, erase and amplify tools in SpectraLayers Pro 2 can be used to edit audio on any layer at any time. You can access these options at any stage in the editing process to assist with critical repair and restore operations, creative sound design work and fun experimentation. Tool behaviors can be modified in useful and interesting ways. You can use the controls located right above the spectral display to design your own tool tips
You can select any point on the spectral graph and build it into a brush for creating copies of any size at any other point. This tool is perfect for interpolating and grafting audio material in both restorative and creative ways
The frequencies and noises can be drawn directly into spectral display in SpectraLayers Pro 2
Time and Pitch Manipulation
The sound can be freely transposed in SpectraLayers Pro 2 by using the select, move and scale tools
Frequency Range Display Options
You can toggle your view to display audio frequency ranges plotted on your choice of logarithmic scales. The options include the popular mel scale, bark scale, ERB (Equivalent Rectangular Bandwidth) and MIDI-logarithmic
You can eliminate unwanted noise in the same light after working with it in SpectraLayers Pro 2
AAC, AIFF, Apple Core Audio Format (.caf), Apple Lossless (.alac), FLAC, MP3, RAW / PCM, Real Media (.rm), Sun (.au, .snd), Video (AVI, MXF, MP1, MP2, MP4,
MKV, QuickTime, .vob, .wmv), Ogg Vorbis, Wave, WMA
AAC 256 kb/s, AIFF 24-bit PCM, Apple Core Audio Format (.caf), Apple Lossless (.alac), FLAC, MP3 320 kb/s, Wave 24-bit, Wave 32-bit, RAW / PCM 32-bit, Ogg Vorbis-320 kb/s, WMA
2 GB of free hard disk space (for temporary files)
1280 x 720
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit SP2), Windows 7 (32/64-bit SP1), Windows 8 (32/64-bit) operating system, or Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) operating system
Dual-core processor (quad-core processor recommended) Supported NVIDIA or AMD / ATI GPU with 512 MB or more RAM NVIDIA: GeForce GTX 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later. Quadro 400 or higher (or Quadro FX x700 or higher) with driver 285.62 or later AMD / ATI: Radeon HD 47xx or higher GPU with Catalyst driver 11.7 or later. For FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required Windows-compatible audio hardware Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 10 or later, Google Chrome 13 or later (for viewing help)
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Intel dual-core processor (quad-core processor recommended) OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 256 MB CoreAudio-compatible audio hardware
You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.